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Face won't stay on

I removed the face once. Now I can't get it to stay on. It's seems to be seated properly, and no pieces are broken, but as I drive, it pops off within thirty seconds.

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You need to see which side you are puting it on

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hi teresa, you have a problem with the face latch on the unit, or the holding groove behind the detachable face. have the mounting of your unit checked out by an installer as well. check for broken plastic holder section of the units front chassis. if all checks out well then best you have your unit seen to by a technician. cheers.

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Removal of face plate on head unit

theres a spring loaded device behind face plate used to kick face out either the spring broke or became un seated

Jan 13, 2009 | Pioneer DEH-P77MP CD Player

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Volume problems

When mine did this I opened the face up and figured out that the volume down button switch had a broken contact which made the volume and the first 3 station presets freak out. It took me about a half hour - 45 min. to fix it (since I had to diagnose it first) Won't cost a dime if you fix it this way...

First figure out if one of your volume buttons doesn't feel right when you press it (it doesn't 'click' or act like the rest of the buttons do)

When you open the face you 'll see all of the white switches (small boxes with silver surrounding the button on the top) take a tiny flathead electronics or eyeglass screwdriver (or something like that) use it to "pry" up the silver piece that surrounds the button (The edges on each end have a 'lip' that holds this metal piece down & you might need a magnifying glass depending on your eyesight.)
It will bend but you can flatten it back out.
Once it's off - the button will come out and if you look down into the 'box' of the switch you'll see a small piece of metal (the contact)
Use your small flathead screwdriver to lift it out. (or turn the circuit board over and tap it out)
it is a small rectangle piece of metal that has a 'bump' in the middle.
Check to see if the "bump" is split/broken in the middle. (mine was)

I then did this same process to the switch for the AM radio button (since I don't use it) then I took that 'contact' out since the 'bump' wasn't split and put it in the volume down switch, then I put it back together (using) the tip of the screwdriver to press the metal that was a little bent back down under the 'lips' on the edge and over the button.

Now you can put the 'face' back together and "viola"!!
It works properly, the volume doesn't freak out anymore, and you can enjoy a properly working car stereo again!

Jul 26, 2008 | JVC KD-S5050 CD Player

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Jul 15, 2008 | Kenwood KDC-MP205 CD Player

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Face is stuck in odd position, won't close/open play

does your stereo have a reset button ?or does it have FACTORY SETTINGS option in the settings menu ?
First try these options ,then write in FixYa with the model number .

Jul 09, 2008 | Car Audio & Video

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No display

Check the electrical contacts on the back of the faceplate and on the front of the head unit for dirt/other damage. If nothing obvious there I would suggest sending the unit for service.

Feb 24, 2008 | Pioneer DEH-P6400 CD Player

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Keeps losing power

The faceplate may have a bent pin, or is not fully clicking into place.

Before getting all worked up, try pressing the release button to remove the face plate and carefully inspecting the areas where they click into the main unit, small pieces of debris may be stuck in the clips, if this is not the case, carefully re-insert the face plate, making sure to have aligned the guides before pressing the face plate back into place. You should hear a nice confirming click when the face plate is in place.

Bent pin or contact, can easily be spotted by grabbing a magnifying glass and looking at the allignment of each pin, take extra care when straightening the pin if this is the case.

Most solutions can come from closer inspection ...
ie: with a magnifying glass.

Jan 12, 2008 | Sony CDX-GT100 CD Player

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Display problems

The ribbon cable is a VERY common problem on these units. Mine went out and I picked up a replacement cable on ebay for under $20. If you are at all mechanically inclined, you can replace it yourself fairly easily. It is a little scary to look at your stereo in a bunch of pieces on the table, but is really an easy fix. Take the flip-face off of the main unit and you will see the ribbon that connects it to the main box. You will need to take the face place apart (it comes into 3 pieces, the front back and middle). When you see where the ribbon connects inside the face, pull back the little clips on the side and slide that end of the cable out. Mine did not look broken, but replacing it fixed the problem. Take the top off of the main unit, and unscrew the disk drive. Once unscrewed it will lift right out (it is plugged in on the bottom so just pull straight up until it comes free). Once you have that out of the way you will see the ribbon. This end is a little trickier. It is wound around a little spring that lets it in and out as the face moves. Look carefully at how it winds through the spring - you will need to put the new one in the same way. (it may help to take a pic of it to reference when you put the new one in) Unclip this end of the ribbon like you did the first. The new one needs to go into the main unit first. Install this the same way you removed the old one, around the spring, and through the slot that will connect it to the faceplate. Connect the other end to the face, then put the face back together and reconnect it to the unit. Replace the disk drive and the top of the unit, and you are done. Its pretty self explanitory when you are doing it, just take it apart till you see the ribbon, then put it back together the way it came apart. It's fairly easy, but be honest with yourself. If you are not good at mechanical issues, have someone help you. Good luck!

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